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Zalat-taung, Bernardmyo, Mogok Township, Pyin-Oo-Lwin District, Mandalay Region, Myanmari
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Mogok TownshipTownship
Pyin-Oo-Lwin DistrictDistrict
Mandalay RegionRegion
MyanmarCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
23° 0' 25'' North , 96° 28' 18'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Mogok90,843 (2016)10.7km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Burma


Peridot gem mining.
The primary peridot deposit of Zalat-taung is located north-east of the Bernardmyo village, half an hour's walk from the base mining camp of Pyaung-gaung. The Zalat-taung deposit was given be the MGE as a concession to a private company managed and operated by Lisus. The principal mining site is situated near the summit of Zalat-taung. At the main tunnel peridot, star peridot, enstatite and hornblende are found. Gem mining also takes place on the hillsides, at the base of the hill, and the adjacent valley floor. In September 2001, all mining at Zalat-taung was suspended but reopened in 2002. Gem mining takes place seasonally, according to the demand for peridot in the market. - Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok

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2 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

'Chrysoprase'
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Enstatite
Formula: Mg2Si2O6
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok
Forsterite
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Shigley, J. E., Dirlam, D. M., Laurs, B. M., Boehm, E. W., Bosshart, G., & Larson, W. F. (2000). Gem localities of the 1990s. Gems & Gemology, 36(4), 292-335.
Forsterite var: Peridot
Formula: Mg2SiO4
Reference: Shigley, J. E., Dirlam, D. M., Laurs, B. M., Boehm, E. W., Bosshart, G., & Larson, W. F. (2000). Gem localities of the 1990s. Gems & Gemology, 36(4), 292-335.
'Hornblende'
Colour: Greenish
Reference: Ted Themelis (2008) Gems & mines of Mogok

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 9 - Silicates
Enstatite9.DA.05Mg2Si2O6
Forsterite9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
var: Peridot9.AC.05Mg2SiO4
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chrysoprase'-
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Forsterite51.3.1.2Mg2SiO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Enstatite65.1.2.1Mg2Si2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chrysoprase'-
Forsterite
var: Peridot
-Mg2SiO4
'Hornblende'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O Forsterite (var: Peridot)Mg2SiO4
O EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
O ForsteriteMg2SiO4
MgMagnesium
Mg Forsterite (var: Peridot)Mg2SiO4
Mg EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
Mg ForsteriteMg2SiO4
SiSilicon
Si Forsterite (var: Peridot)Mg2SiO4
Si EnstatiteMg2Si2O6
Si ForsteriteMg2SiO4

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